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Amendment historyEdit

Title 17 was added by the Act of July 30, 1947 (61 Stat. 652) which codified the Copyright Act of 1909 (Mar. 4, 1909, 35 Stat. 1075). It was completely amended by the Copyright Act of 1976 (Pub.L. 94−553, Oct. 19, 1976, 90 Stat. 2541), which added chapters 1 to 7 with effect from January 1, 1978, and chapter 8 with effect from October 19, 1976. Version as existing before the enactment of the Copyright Act 1976

Further details of amendments are listed at individual sections.